Fancy Fold

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The little things….

Today I decided to make a double pocket card. This card is very easy to make although you don’t want to do what I did the first time. I like things neat and tidy and areas that can be sealed, stuck so there is no chance of them unfolding later on. Well I got a little carried away with where I should put the adhesive on the first one and ended up sticking the first pocket shut….LOL. Oh well, these things happen so I just pulled out another piece of Petals & Paisley Double-sided Designer Series Paper and started again, this time paying more attention to what areas I was applying adhesive to.

Here is the finished correct card with the pockets filled:

Petals & Paisley Double Pocket copy


and here is the card & tags. I’ve left the centre of the larger one free so I can write something when I decide to send it on to someone.

Petals & Paisley Double Pocket & Tags copy


These cards are a great way to use up some of that double-sided paper we sometimes hesitate to use.

You can find a tutorial for these cards here.

Stamp sets: Polka Dots & Paisley, Polka Dots & Petals
Card: Old Olive, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Petals & Paisley DSP
Inks: Old Olive, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Pretty In Pink 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery 1/4″ & 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Pretty In Pink brads, Crop-A-Dile, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Slit Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Priceless Waterfall

Well you may have guessed by the title that today’s card is a Waterfall Card. This is my first time at making one of these and they really aren’t that hard or time consuming either. I tend not to make what I think are fiddly construction type cards as I always think they will take forever, so I was quite surprised.

The colours in this card are from the Mix it up with Color combination chart that SU provide to it’s demonstrators to show us different colour combinations using the new In Colors and our permanent colours families. This combination is using the new In Colour – Soft Sky and it’s combined with Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Orchid Opulence.

I’m in two minds with this card. I’m excited as I made my first Waterfall card and am happy with the results of that, I think the Priceless stamp set is a good one to use but I’m still not 100% sure on the colour combination or the way I’ve combined it. I’ll be creating a few more of these I think and playing with some other colours which I’ll share later on.

Here is my card:

Priceless Waterfall_a copy


and here it is when I pull the tab to create the waterfall effect:

Priceless Waterfall_b copy


So what’s your take on the colours?? I love all feedback and suggestions so please let me know what you think.

Stamp sets: Priceless, So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
Card: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Inks: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, White Eyelets, Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon.

Tri-Fold Birthday

Unfortunately it was another busy week for me this past week, hence the lack of posts. However, last night was stamp night with a few friends and I managed to create a few things amongst all the chatter, nibbles & cuppa’s.

You may have noticed that most of my cards are standard cards, meaning they are a standard size and a standard opening. Well last night I decided to do something a little different, for me anyway, and I made a Tri-Fold Pocket card and another construction type card (this will be posted tomorrow so I’m not going to tell you what sort of card it is, you’ll have to come back to find out). I’ll be playing with more construction cards today which I’ll share with you this week too as it’s a little quieter.

The instructions for the Tri-Fold Pocket card can be found here on SplitCoastStampers, along with many other techniques and construction cards. If you haven’t checked out SplitCoastStampers before, then do yourself a favour, grab a cuppa and get ready to spend the next few hours (or whatever you can spare) being amazed at all the wonderful creations, techniques, tutorials and information that is shared. I guarantee if you visit once, you’ll visit often.

Here is my Tri-Fold Pocket Card:

Tri-Fold card_a copy

and here’s a look at the card & insert:

Tri-Fold card_b copy

This was a fun card to make and quite easy when you have a tutorial to follow. It’s also a great way to use those lovely Double-sided Designer Series Papers Stampin’ Up sell.

Stamp sets: Sincere Salutations
Card: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Petals & Paisley DSP
Ink: Taken with Teal
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, 3/16″ corner rounder punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8″ & 1 1/4″ Circle Punches, Crop-A-Dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Sticky Strip, Paper Piercing template & tool.